Category:Fayum mummy portraits
type of ancient naturalistic portraits from Roman Egypt
Fayum mummy portraits is the name given to a large number of paintings from the first to third century. These are tempera or encaustic paintings, made with hot, pigmented wax on wooden panels, which were inserted into the mummies of the deceased. The surviving paintings are predominantly from the Fayum region in Roman Egypt, where the practice was common and the dry heat preserved many of the paintings until today.
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Ancient Egypt early Roman period Mummy portraits from Faiyum Egypt.jpg 711 × 681; 100 KB
Fayum eyes.jpg 3,024 × 4,032; 5.37 MB
Linen shroud E.GA.5.1943.jpg 776 × 1,025; 1.08 MB
Mummy portrait E.2.1888.jpg 769 × 1,025; 763 KB
Mummy portrait of a woman.jpg 509 × 760; 65 KB